There may never be parity between SSDs and the good old mechanical HDD, but the solid state option is moving rapidly in the right direction regarding cost and capacity. SSDs already lead the way in terms of resilience (they're far more durable than hard drives), power consumption (low), noise (lower still) and speed (high), …
I just bought one of those Samsungs for £150 delivered. Which seems like a ridiculous bargain to me.
It's a really lovely little object, kind of wish I could just have it out on the desk rather than stuck away in the tower...
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